Iran's deterrence power prevented US action after drone downing: Top cmdr.
Tehran (KNA) - Iran's top military commander says the Islamic Republic’s deterrence power prevented the US from taking an action against the country following Tehran’s downing of an intruding American drone.
“If the US came close to taking action against us after the shooting down of the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle but changed its mind under the pretext that several people would be killed [as a result of military action against Iran], it is because of our deterrence power,” Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said on Wednesday.
He added that Iran’s strong deterrence power emanates from the Iranian thought and prudent measures of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
The Iranian nation has stood tall in the defense and security sectors despite all problems thanks to the Islamic Revolution, he concluded.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced on June 20 that its air defense force had shot down an intruding American spy drone in the country’s southern coastal province of Hormozgan.